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Stephanie (Walker) Sedgwick is a freelance web and graphic designer specializing in nonprofit and small business websites. She is also co-owner of SAGE Energy, installers of grid-tied and off-grid renewable energy projects.

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Screen Readers: Website design for non-visual users

Designing for website accessibility for users with little to no vision, and using Screen Readers As a user who doesn’t experience any real vision or textile considerations, I find discussions about accessibility within the internet space fascinating. A few months ago I attended a webinar presented by a near-blind web developer. She offered a chance …

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Building a Subscription WordPress Website

Or Why Not to Use a Countdown Timer One of my more challenging recent projects involved setting up a website that included a members-only area. Now, normally building a subscription WordPress website is not such a complicated thing of itself. But there’s nothing like compounding the pressure by using a live count-down timer for the …

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What is the New WordPress Block Editor: A WordPress Gutenberg Guide

If you manage a WordPress website, you probably noticed the warnings and additional editor plugins that were being promoted over the last year. For a while, there was a Gutenberg editor plugin that would help you to “test” your website. But as of December 6, 2018, WordPress 5.0 and later will use Gutenberg as the …

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How to Make Sure Your Website is Accessible

No matter what platform you’re using (WordPress, Shopify, Wix, or something else) there’s really no excuse for not making your website accessible. There are, however, all kinds of reasons to start thinking about web accessibility (or #a11y, if you’re into numeryms). In the US, having a Shopify website that isn’t accessible actually opens you up …

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